WILDFIRE The Richter Mountain wildfire burned close to properties in Cawston. Overnight on Thursday evening to Friday morning, neighbours in the area used their own firefighting equipment to battle the blaze. (Photo submitted)

Smoky skies alert issued for Similkameen

The Similkameen is forecasted to impacted by wildfire smoke

A smoky skies bulletin has been released for the Similkameen area due to the Richter Mountain wildfire.

The Similkameen is forecasted to impacted by wildfire smoke over the next 24 to 48 hours.

READ MORE: Wind causes Richter Mountain wildfire near Cawston to grow

READ MORE: Neighbours work to battle blaze near Cawston

During smoky conditions, Environment Canada suggests to stop or reduce your activity level if breathing becomes difficult or you feel unwell, to stay cool and drink plenty of fluids, make sure that children and others who cannot care for themselves follow the same advice and monitor your symptoms among other tips which can be viewed by clicking here.

The Richter Mountain wildfire grew to 250 hectares on Saturday. According to BC Wildfire the growth was due to dry conditions and wind.

An update to the smoky skies bulletin is expected on July 28.

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